Being without a competitive game Hampstead [Town] visited Maidenhead United, present leaders of the Spartan League, in a friendly encounter, and won a splendidly contested game by the substantial margin of six goals to nil. This was the home side's first defeat on their home ground this season, and the only match they have so far played without scoring. It should be said, however, that three of Maidenhead's regular forwards were assisting the Spartan League to beat the Army.
Hampstead fielded with one exception the team that will represent them in the Cup-tie with Ferryhill, Rowe taking the place of Reinke at centre-forward. They gave a sparkling display on a comparatively dry ground, which appeared to suit them, the goal scorers being Wise (3), Rowe (2) and Ashby.
This unqualified success over the Spartan League leaders is an encouragement to Hampstead to go one better with Ferryhill, who are Northern League champions. The general team work was good, Pease winning golden opinions from the Berkshire club's supporters, and Bloxham putting up a sound defence.